Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has announced to establish at least one university campus in every district of the province and said that promotion of education, both elementary and secondary and higher level, was top priority of the present PTI-led provincial government.
He was addressing at the Centenary Youth Festival of Islamia College, Peshawar on Sunday.
The Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan also addressed the function while Vice Chancellor of Islamia College University, Muhammad Ajmal Khan in his address of welcome highlighted the history, achievements and activities of the college and university and lauded the provincial government's efforts for making his release from Talban captivity possible and also other endeavours for progress of the College.
The Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Asad Qaiser, Provincial Ministers, Muhammad Atif, Shah Farman, Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi, Advisor to Chief Minister, Ishtiaq Urmar, Special Assistant to the CM for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, MPAs, the president of Islamia College Senior Alumni and former Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai, Alumni and faculty of the College and large number of students attended the gathering held as concluding function of the centenary celebrations of Islamia College.
At the outset of his brief speech the Chief Minister condemned the terrorist attack in Parachinar which took 16 precious lives of innocent citizens and more than 50 were injured.
Pervez Khattak expressed his government's commitment for making all required financial resources available for education sectors.
He told that during the last 30 months of the present provincial government, establishment of 50 new colleges, mostly for women, one technical university, three general universities, two women universities and two medical colleges were initiated in the province.
The Chief Minister also announced one month salary bonus for the faculty and staff of Islamia College.